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 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    April 9, 2014

Ten guidelines to help teens get organized

Is it your house or is it their room? Ahhh, the lovely push, pull and balance of living with teens and their stuff. How do you keep peace and harmony under one roof when it comes to organization, your preferences and your teen’s preferences? As a...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    October 8, 2013

Efficient Organization | Top 3 Home Organizational Tools

Use these three home organizational tools to organize your home and your life today! For any home to run smoothly, efficiently and well-organized, there are a few tools you need to make it happen! Home Organizational Tool # 1: A day planner. I would...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    August 27, 2013

EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION | Seven strategies to prevent paper pile-up

Are you overwhelmed by the paper piles in your life? I know for sure that we are still far from being a paperless society since paper is the number one issue that I help clients with. I find that it stacks up on desks, counters, tables, kitchen...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    August 13, 2013

Efficient Organization | Lookin’ for clutter in all the wrong places

When I go in to people’s homes to help them declutter and get organized, I am there to look at their space with a fresh perspective, new set of eyes and to look for clutter in all the wrong places. Bottom line, pull things out that don’t...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    July 10, 2012

Top three organizing sins

Just what is it that prevents well-intentioned people from getting a handle on belongings and finally getting organized? How come they want to get organized but just can’t seem to make it happen? As a professional organizer, let me share with...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    February 27, 2012

Clutter: Kick ti to the Curb

As a professional organizer, what I see are a lot of people with just too much stuff. It may come in the form of unpacked boxes from their move three years ago, it may come in the form of gifts they feel too guilty to let go or it may come in the...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    January 23, 2012

Go Green Organizing

You can organize your home in a way that doesn’t have a big impact on the environment. Getting organized and helping the environment is a win-win! Use these ideas to help you get started. # 1: Use environmentally friendly products. In doing...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    December 5, 2011

Get Into the Mind of a Professional Organizer

Being a professional organizer, I will admit that my mind works a little differently than a lot of other people’s minds. Imagine how thrilled I am when I am in a room full of other professional organizers, we totally get each other; everything...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    October 28, 2011

Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Mind

When an area of your home is cluttered, cramped and disorganized, it causes stress and a definite feeling of being overwhelmed. It’s hard to know where to start to tackle this build-up of stuff! It makes you wonder, “How did it get this...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    August 1, 2011

Garage Organizing as Easy as 1-2-3

Well, it’s that time of year again, the weather is warm and the garage doors are open revealing your secrets to all those who pass. The broken bikes, the unused gym equipment that was supposed to have you buff in time for summer, the boxes...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    June 13, 2011

Top 3 Organizing Myths

Not everyone has the facts when they think about getting their home organized and how they are going to go about it. Sometimes the misconceptions people have about getting organized holds them back from jumping in and doing it. Here are three...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    May 19, 2011

Top 3 Benefits of Creating an Organized Home

There are so many benefits when you organize your home, today I will share the top three in my book! Relieves Stress: When your home is disorganized it can make you feel like you can't think straight, it causes stress and lots of it! Just walking...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    April 11, 2011

How to Declutter Your Home and Breathe Easy

Complaints of a client who needs help conquering clutter: “I’m overwhelmed” “I don’t know where to start” “I feel like I can’t breathe” “I feel like I can’t move” “I’...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    March 21, 2011

Three Tips for Home Organization for Busy Families

As a mom, I know just how important home organization is for families. If our house wasn’t organized, I know life would be so much more stressful and chaotic. We are a busy society, busy with school, work, sports, hobbies, volunteering-you...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    February 24, 2011

Banish Paper Piles

I’d have to say, as a professional organizer, one of the biggest problem spots I see with clients is where and how they store their paperwork. It might be in boxes. It might in piles. It might be on the floor, covering a desk or a countertop. W...

 
 By Monika Kristoffersen    Columns    February 7, 2011

Spare Me the Dirty Laundry

Who wants to deal with dirty laundry? How can you get organized for this common household chore that most of us don’t like to do? Eventually you’re gonna run out of clothes, so you might as well follow a few easy tips to stay on top of...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    January 10, 2011

Closet Organizing: What to Keep and What to Part With

What’s the first thing we need to think about when it comes to our closets? Answer: We wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time. So, what’s hanging up (or heaped on the floor) in there? Most likely, a lot of clothing that hasn’t...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    September 27, 2010

Clutter

Walk into any room that is packed with stuff, with clutter, and it can stop you in your tracks. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frozen and like you can’t breathe. As a professional organizer, I see it all the time, busy people who have ac...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    September 24, 2010

Under clutter and I can’t breathe

Walk into any room that is packed with stuff, with clutter, and it can stop you in your tracks. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frozen and like you can’t breathe. As a professional organizer, I see it all the time, busy people who have...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    July 6, 2010

Clutter is a monkey on your back

Why do I get called in to help people get organized? Let me share a few of the reasons with you: •They’ve had a major transition in their lives that turned things upside down for a while: a new job, a move, an illness or death in the family;...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    June 1, 2010

Your Home Organized

For any home to run smoothly, efficiently and well-organized, there are a few tools you need to make it happen! Home Organizational Tool # 1: A day planner. I would be lost without mine! Everything in my day begins and ends with the day planner. Use...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    April 5, 2010

Clutter

When I go in to people’s homes to help them declutter and get organized, I am there to look at their space with a fresh perspective, new set of eyes and to look for clutter in all the wrong places. Bottom line, pull things out that don’t belong...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    March 12, 2010

Your 2010 Home Organization Goals-Myth or Reality?

January is actually “Get Organized” or “GO” Month for the National Association of Professional Organizers. Perfectly synchronized to be in line with our client’s goals for the new year of getting more what? Organized of course! How about...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    February 26, 2010

Clutter - comfort or chaos

What do you picture when you think about a decluttered and organized home? Do you think calm and stress-free or do you think cold and sterile? Some people may feel that in order for a home to be comfortable it needs to be filled with lots of stuff....

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    January 4, 2010

Organizing on a shoestring budget

I am a professional organizer, but that doesn’t mean I spend tons of money on organizing products to organize my home. Are there great products out there? Yes! Do I love organizing products? Yes! But when you need to save a few dollars, you can als...

 

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